Vista Computers Don't Discover other Vista Computers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by indymurf, Sep 13, 2008.

  1. indymurf

    indymurf Guest

    I have two new Vista Computers, both running Vista Home Premium 64 bit.
    I am trying to setup sharing so that I can use the same printer and
    share files. However, when I type in the other computers
    '\\computername' (file://\\computername) into either of the two
    computers search boxes it says 'Windows cannot access '\\computername''
    (file://\\computername). Both computers have the same Network name and
    have Network Discovery, File Sharing, Public Folder Sharing and Media
    Sharing Turned on. The Computer w/ the Printer has Printer Sharing
    turned on. Both Computers also have Link-Layer Topology Discovery
    Mapper and Responder enabled. I can't figure out why they won't
    recognize each other. My only guess is that my wireless router is not
    allowing them to see each other. I have a home network connected to a
    wired router that one of the computers and a Linksys wireless router are
    connected to. The second computer passes through the Linksys wireless
    router to get to my home network backbone. Any ideas?
    indymurf, Sep 13, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  2. indymurf

    Mick Murphy Guest

    Mick Murphy, Sep 14, 2008
    1. Advertisements

  3. indymurf

    indymurf Guest

    This appears to be a Norton Utilities Firewall issue. If I configur
    Norton's Firewall settings to allow the ip address of the other pc, the
    each pc can then connect to and share resources with the other
    indymurf, Sep 22, 2008
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.